Cabinet Maker Salary

Men make up the majority of Cabinet Makers in the United States, bringing in about $17.49 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Cabinet Makers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and about a fifth earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,556 - $62,818
$25K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,106
10%
50%
90%

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$11.64 - $25.43
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.49
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,556 - $62,818  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$3,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,733 - $59,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,733 - $59,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 577

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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.
  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.

Common Career Paths for Cabinet Maker


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Cabinet Makers do not often transition into Construction Project Manager roles. The role averages $70K per year. A common career progression for a Cabinet Maker is to become a Bench Carpenter Cabinetmaker or a Cabinetmaker Foreman. Compared to Cabinet Makers, the first group earns $1K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Pay by Experience for a Cabinet Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Cabinet Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cabinet Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Cabinet Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 247 salaries. A Cabinet Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 213 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cabinet Maker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
$38,000

▼2%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲62%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲10%

foreman
▲10%



CNC/NC
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Design
▼1%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼7%

Cabinet Maker
▼8%

Blueprints
▼14%

Assembler
▼22%

Painting
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 60%